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European Union aid has been used to pay for surveillance equipment and training in countries with inadequate safeguards against excessive state snooping, rights groups said on Nov 11, calling for an end to the "unacceptable" practice.
The metal detectors every sports fan has become accustomed to at the gate might soon be accompanied by thermal body scanners as part of the gargantuan task of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus and other airborne diseases.
Tech startup founder Ebun Okubanjo watched with dismay as his home city of Lagos entered a coronavirus-containment lockdown, knowing well that millions of Nigerians on the margins could be left with nothing.
As countries begin to lift coronavirus lockdowns, biometric identification can help verify those who have already had the infection, and ensure that the vulnerable get the vaccine when it is launched, health and technology experts said.
The European Union has accepted there is no escape from facial recognition, but is seeking to ensure any roll-out that includes US and Chinese players will abide by European values like strict personal privacy.
Ford has developed a unique method of securing car wheels to keep thieves away: 3D-printed locking wheel nuts with grooves based on the driver's voice.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Former Immigration Police chief Pol Lt-General Surachet Hakpal, who escaped an attempt on his life, met officers on Wednesday evening (Jan 8) at the Bangrak Police Station to facilitate investigations.
NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party has lost a key state legislature election, a setback for the party as it faces massive anti-government protests against a contentious new citizenship law.
AIRASIA has introduced a new way for passengers boarding flights at the Avalon Airport in Melbourne, Australia.
KABUL (Reuters) - Biometric machines aimed at preventing fraud in Afghanistan's presidential election performed better than in a poll last year but still left voters waiting a long time to cast their ballots, election observers said on Saturday.